The mother of an abducted toddler boy has been found dead, New Jersey authorities said Sunday, and the tot’s father has been accused of kidnapping the pair.
Tyler Rios, 27, of Highland Park, NJ, is accused of abducting Sebastian Rios, 2, and Yasemin Uyar, 24, of Rahway, NJ, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.
Authorities issued an Amber Alert on Friday afternoon after the tot didn’t show up for day care and his mom didn’t arrive at work.
Prosecutors said they found the child Saturday in Monterey, Tenn., where his dad was nabbed. Uyar’s body was found the same day in a wooded area off Interstate 40, they said.
Uyar’s mother, Karen Uyar, claimed Rios told authorities where the body was, NJ.com reported. She recalled her daughter as a “great mom.”
Friends said Uyar had a restraining order against Rios, CBS New York reported.